Top 10 Best-selling books of 2013

Lots of books have been released since January this year. Out of those we have picked 10 best-selling books which have been selling havoc both offline & online.

According to the latest sales reports, here’s the highlight of best-selling books of 2013 in India:

best selling book of 20131. ‘The Oath of the Vayuputras’ by Amish Tripathi

Publisher: Westland

ISBN: 9789382618348

MRP: Rs. 350

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 228 (35% off) from Flipkart & Infibeam

Publication Year: 2013

Summary: The Oath of the Vayuputras is the final book of the Shiva Trilogy. This book will have answers to ‘the Neelkanth’s’ questions about his fate, the choices he made previously and karma. In the earlier books of the trilogy, Shiva finds out that the Nagas are not his enemies and joins hands with them to reach the root of all evil. Shiva reaches Panchavati, the capital of Naga where he will come face to face with his greatest enemy. Shiva seeks help from the Vayuputras in the quest to conquer all evil. Thus follows several brutal battles in the series that leave a wound on India and in Shiva’s life. Read this fascinating story of Shiva’s transition from a human being to God.

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho2. ‘Manuscript Found in Accra’ by Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007520503

MRP: Rs. 299

Lowest Online Offer: Rs. 170 (43% off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2013

Summary: Manuscript Found in Accra takes the readers back in 1099, where the people of Jerusalem are eagerly waiting for the crusader to invade as they have blocked the city. All the men, women and children have gathered to listen to a mysterious man in the city with the ancient walls. This one man had taught these people many ways to live without worrying about the future. He just said one thing that live today better to make your future the best. His extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss were transcribed and passed on.

Top 10 best selling book in India3. ‘The Test of My Life’ by Yuvraj Singh

Publisher: Ebury Press (Random House)

ISBN: 9788184002980

MRP: Rs. 399

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 271 (32% Off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2013

Summary: The Test of My Life is a personal account of Yuvraj Singh’s journey through cancer with the 2011 World Cup victory in the background. For the first time Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when on-the-field triumph hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book ‘The test of my life’, he reveals how—plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat—he made a deal with God.

‘Follow Every Rainbow’ by Rashmi Bansal4. ‘Follow Every Rainbow’ by Rashmi Bansal

Publisher: Westland

ISBN: 9789382618423

MRP: Rs. 175

Publication Year: 2013

Lowest Online offer: 126 (28% off) from Infibeam

Summary: Follow Every Rainbow is the story of entrepreneurship journey of 25 women who took up a challenge. Along with their company they raised a family, with love, laugher and patience. They faces many challenges but never giving in or giving up. These twenty-five stories say clearly that although women think and act differently than men, but they can be just as successful as men.

Best Selling books of 2013 in India5. ‘Can Love Happen Twice?’ by Ravinder Singh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143418672

MRP: Rs. 125

Lowest Online offer: 100 (20% off) from Infibeam

Publication Year: 2011

Summary: On Valentine’s Day, a radio station is going to broadcast an interview with Ravin, and his three friends, Happy, MP and Ramji. It promises to be a beautiful evening of romance that lovers everywhere are looking forward to. Ravin is going to answer questions from his adoring fans – on his love, life, and life after his lost love. However just before going LIVE there was no sign of Ravin. Ravin’s friends discover his handwritten notes. They proceed to read them on live radio, in the hope of finding some answers.

Best selling books of 2013 in India6. ‘Life Is What You Make…’ by Preeti Shenoy

Publisher: Srishti Publisher

ISBN: 9789380349305

MRP: Rs. 100

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 65 (35% Off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2011

Summary: ‘Life is what you make It’ is a story about a girl Ankita Sharma. Ankita is the most happening person in her college and she knows her way around. She is good looking, young, smart and has a number of boys who swoon over her. Life in college is a dream that every youngster sees and Ankita manages to gain admission to a reputed management school. All is well. But then destiny shook her entire world. Six months down the lane, she is admitted to a mental health hospital as a patient. Life has cruelly snatched the most from her and she must now fight to get it all back. It is a deeply moving and inspiring account of growing up, of the power of faith and how determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome even what destiny throws at you.

Best selling books of 20137. ‘2 States’ by Chetan Bhagat

Publisher: Rupa & Co

ISBN: 9788129115300

MRP: Rs. 140

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 92 (34% Off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2009

Summary: 2 States is Chetan Bhagat’s personal account of the challenges that he and his wife faced in convincing their parents to agree to their love marriage. Narrated in first person, 2 States is a story about Punjabi boy Krish and Tamil girl Ananya who are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a though battle in front of them. The novel is a hilarious take on the complications that arise within Indian families, especially when youngsters from diverse backgrounds fall in love and decide to tie the knot. As Bhagat aptly portrays, not only should the couple be willing to wed, but their families have to accept the union too!

‘What Young India Wants’ by Chetan Bhagat8. ‘What Young India Wants’ by Chetan Bhagat

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9788129120212

MRP: Rs. 140

Publication Year: 2012

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 92 (34% off) from Flipkart

Summary: In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India.

  • Why do our students regularly commit suicide?
  • Why is there so much corruption in India?
  • Cant our political parties ever work together?
  • Does our vote make any difference at all?
  • We love our India, but shouldnt some things be different?

‘The Accidental Apprentice’ by Vikas Swarup9. ‘The Accidental Apprentice’ by Vikas Swarup

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781471128240

MRP: Rs. 350

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 224 (36% off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2013

Summary: Life pivots on a few key moments. This is one of them. Sapna Sinha works in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She hates her job, but she is ambitious and determined to succeed, and she knows without the money she brings in, her family won’t be able to survive. Little does she know it but her life is about to change forever. As she leaves the shop on her lunchbreak one day, she is approached by a man who claims to be CEO of one of India’s biggest companies. He tells her he is looking for an heir for his business empire. And that he has decided it should be her.

Best selling books of 201310. ‘The Krishna Key’ by Ashwin Sanghi

Publisher: Westland

ISBN: 9789381626689

MRP: Rs. Rs. 250

Lowest Online offer: Rs. 135 (46% Off) from Flipkart

Publication Year: 2012

Summary: Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age—the Kaliyug. In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar. Only, he is a serial killer. In this heart-stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret—Krishna’s priceless legacy to mankind.

There are lots of good and new books which did not made into the top 10 list, however selling very well across the country. Some of these are:

  • Best selling books of 2013Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
  • The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri
  • F? @ K Knows by Shailendra Singh
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
  • Asura : Tale Of The… by Anand Neelakantan
  • Someone Like You by Durjoy Datta & Nikita Singh
  • Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades… by S. Hussain Zaidi
  • The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian
  • The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

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